Calling the Bridgerland Net, Calling the Bridgerland Net.
The Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club holds a weekly net Tuesday nights at 9:00 PM on the 146.72, the 147.26, the 145.31, the 147.20 and the 449.625 BARC Repeater System with a PL tone of 103.5.
It is a directed net and we invite all licensed Amateur Radio Operators to check in and participate.
During the weekly net we have announcements for upcomming events including HF contests.
One of the ways you can participate is to be the Net Control Station. If you have agreed to be the Net Control Station, or if no one else has started calling net, the attached BARC Net Preamble may be of use to you.
If you do not have a copy of the roll, calling by geographical areas such as outside of Cache Valley, North of Logan, West of Logan, South of Logan and Logan is a useful way to break the check-ins into smaller groups.
We hope to hear you on the Net.
The following sites publish information on other area nets:
We have a forum topic, The Listening Post, for nets and other times when you are likely to hear fellow Cache Valley hams on the air. Please share what you hear. We will draw on this information for a column of the same title in our monthly newsletter.
Northern Utah Technical Society D-Star World Wide Net
This net is held each Sunday evening at 8:00 pm Mountain time on the 449.575 - NU7TS B, 447.975 - AC7O - B repeaters and the D-Star Reflector 029C. Local Radios in Cache Valley can connect to NU7TS B, AC7O B or a local hotspot. Others may link to Reflector 029C via Repeaters or link in via Hotspots or DV-Dongles.
The purpose of this net is for amateur radio fellowship, passing traffic, for training, and the enhancement of D-Star. We invite all licensed amateurs to check into this net to share ideas, ask questions, and list any items they are looking for, or have for sale.
If you are interested in finding more info about the NU7TS Repeater you can find information online at www.nu7ts.com.
Introducing the BARC Ladies Net
Hello to all of the ladies of the Bridgerland Radio Club!
Today in club meeting I announced the start of a ladies' net to be held April 13th (Tuesday) at 8:00 p.m. (local time) using the Valley Floor Repeater 146.640 (minus 600 kHz with no PL tone). This net will be informal, so don't worry about making a mistake--we are all learning.
In the beginning, let's plan to meet on the air the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month to help us get used to using our radios regularly so we will be more comfortable if called on in an emergency. (This does NOT replace check-ins to the regular BARC Net held every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. on the 146.720 repeater.) Please be thinking about other things you would like to do and learn. I have a few ideas (such as some activities we can do at the BARC Field Day), but want all of you to have input on what to do.
I will be net control for the first few nets, but would like some of you to try doing it when you feel comfortable. I look forward to meeting all of you on the air, April 13th at 8:00 p.m.!
73 Shirley, AD7HL
The training topic for tonight was mainly derived from the Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course Level 1 3rd Edition sections Eight and Nine, Basic Message Handling parts one and two.
Knowing how to handle traffic (which indicates formal traffic which is written and follows the ARRL Radiogram format) is a good skill to have. The weekly BARC Net is listed in the ARRL Online Net Directory and we ask that check-ins note if they have traffic.
Have you ever wondered what this traffic thing was?
Did you know, and wondered what it would be like to send traffic, what you might send and how it would go about getting there?
When I started using XLog on my Debian system to log radio contacts or stations I had listented to, I noticed a field "Locator" and a preference "QTH Locator" so I did some looking to find out what they may be.
In my searching I learned that for VHF and higher frequencies a few location exchange schemes were developed to help contesters quickly communicate their locations.
The first ideas were developed for contesters in Europe and were adapted to other regions of the world, but the values would repeat themselves. A couple of names for these drafts were the QRA Locator and QTH Locator systems.
In 1980 a group of European VHF managers met in Maidenhead, UK to discuss a new locator system that would have globally uniquie values. The system has been termed the Maidenhead Locator System and was adopted by IARU Region 1 at the first of 1985.